The biannual Great Indy Cleanup in the ONS will take place a little earlier this year than usual. Frequent volunteers may notice the change from mid-October to late-September. This change was made as it is just a bit warmer at 9a.m. in September than it is in October.
This focus of the cleanup this Fall will be on 16th Street between Delaware and the Monon.
ONSA Vice President and Meet, Greet, and Eat (MGE) organizer Steven Morrison would like everyone to save the date for 2018’s event. MGE has long been held in the summer, but will now be held on Sunday, November 4 from 3pm to 6pm. More details to come. Please visit www.oldnorthside.org, Like Old Northside on Facebook, or Follow @OldNorthside on Twitter for the latest information.
Even though July is not Women's History Month the Propylaeum is excited to be hosting an Afternoon Tea for Women’s History Month with a program entitled “Thoroughly Modern Addie.” (*This is the same event we were forced to cancel in March due to a snowstorm).
Imagine being transported back to 1907 and hearing about life and issues of the time. It is a new century bursting with energy where the future seems limitless. A young, energetic Theodore Roosevelt is in office; automobiles are still a luxury item and everyone watches the mail for the Sears Roebuck catalog. Fashion brings more comfort and larger hats. One important struggle going on is the women’s rights movement. Debra Slone, graphic designer and history enthusiast, will tell us about all of this as she portrays her Great, Great Aunt Addie as she returns from a suffrage meeting. Surprisingly, not all women are in favor of the vote.
Please join us for an enjoyable afternoon of tea, a delightful program, favor, raffle and lovely piano music provided by Past Propylaeum President and Music Educator, Grace Long. Hats of any era are encouraged!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 14! The Old Northside neighborhood will be partnering once again with Indiana Landmarks for the annual Treasure Hunt. In its sixth year, this popular event features yard sales throughout the Old Northside and an antiques/vintage market with food trucks, a beer garden and music at the Indiana Landmarks campus.
ONS residents who are interested in holding a sale on July 14 should contact Libby Cierzniak at firstname.lastname@example.org to get their sale on the Treasure Hunt map. As in previous years, Indiana Landmarks will handle publicity, maps and signs to promote the event, which draws more than 2,000 people to the Old Northside to shop for unique antiques and vintage treasures in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods.
Join the Old Northside Foundation for an after party, Plunder in the Park, between 3-9PM in Great Oak Commons (between 14th and 15th Streets on Park Avenue). We will have food trucks, beverages, games, and music. $10 admission. All are welcome. More information to follow!
Thanks to all who braved the chilly temperature to come out and help beautify the neighborhood. Cleanup organizer for the neighborhood, Kris Owens, says several people signed up to help and he estimates that another dozen emailed him indicating they were cleaning specific areas of the ONS at some point in the day. Special thanks to Jordan Smith, Ed McMenamin, Doug Sapp, Andrea Hurd, Susan Arford, Terry Falvey, Mike Kedanis, and Kara Gladish.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.(KIB) is in charge of the Great Indy Cleanup, and according to their site, KIB’s Great Indy Cleanup is “an anti-litter program in partnership with the City of Indianapolis designed to assist individuals and community groups combat heavy litter and debris that has accumulated in public spaces such as streets, alleys, greenspaces and waterways.” As always, neighbors are encouraged to take pride in their yards, streets, and alleys and help keep the ONS and Indianapolis beautiful!
See attachment for information on how to receive updates as well as contact information for the I-65/I-70 North Split Project. NorthSplit.PDF
Neighbors: INDOT will soon be embarking on a major reconstruction of our downtown interstate system that will have significant impact on our quality of life. As downtown residents, businesses, and property owners, we need to be involved in the process.
Read the story here: https://www.ibj.com/articles/65478-north-split-of-i-65i-70-to-receive-complete-makeover
AIA Meeting on Jan. 25: Interested in hearing a panel discussion re: the I-65/70 redevelopment project? Register to attend this free meeting. Details in the link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-january-aia-indianapolis-program-tickets-41870743521
Section 106 Hearing on Jan. 26: Meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.
Links to Information about the project:
Ruth Morales (our Mayor's Neighborhood Advocate) informed us that 13 Emerald Ash Borer infested trees on Alabama St between 12th St and 16th St have been identified by a certified arborist as high risk and scheduled with a contractor for removal. The trees were marked with three orange dots in the shape of a triangle on 7/14/2017. Each resident adjacent to a marked tree was notified via door hanger of the intention to remove the tree. If you have additional questions, please contact Ruth at Ruth.Morales@indy.gov.
It’s spring cleaning season in the Old Northside, which means it’s time to clean out those attics, basements, garages and carriage houses and sign up to participate in the 6th annual Treasure Hunt.
Sponsored by Indiana Landmarks and the Old Northside Neighborhood Association, this free event pairs a neighborhood-wide yard sale with an antique/vintage market on the Indiana Landmarks campus that also features food trucks, music, and children’s activities.
Last year, nearly 60 homes participated in the Treasure Hunt, which drew more than 2,500 people to the neighborhood on a beautiful July day to shop for treasures, hunt for bargains, and admire the historic architecture of the Old Northside.
Please contact Libby Cierzniak at email@example.com if you’re interested in having a yard, garage, porch or carriage house sale on July 15. Even if you don’t have enough stuff for your own sale, you can still participate by:
As in previous years, Indiana Landmarks will handle publicity, maps and signs.
Volunteers are needed to replant the Sensory Garden at Great Oak Commons. Local horticulturist Chris Turner has designed a new garden with over 1000 plants to bring new life to this corner of the Old Northside.
Twenty volunteers are needed from 9:00 to 12:00 on Saturday, May 20th. Planting will continue unless there is heavy rain. In the event of heavy rain, Sunday May 21st is the rain date. Some tools are supplied, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their favorite tools and a pair of gloves.
The Old Northside Foundation will provide refreshments.